Please select your home edition
Edition
Highfield Boats - YY - LEADERBOARD
Product Feature
Team Racing Companion by Chris Atkins
Team Racing Companion by Chris Atkins

Cambridge vs. Oxford Varsity Matches at Weymouth & Portland Sailing Academy

by Anthony Butler 11 Jul 2018 22:37 BST 6-8 July 2018
Oxford-Cambridge Team Racing 2018 © Anthony Butler

Cambridge won both the Varsity Match and the Ladies Varsity Match held at Weymouth in the National Sailing Academy's Elliot 6M boats on 6-8 July 2018.

The outcome of the Varsity Match was as expected, with Cambridge fielding a strong team drawn from their BUSA runners-up and sixth placed teams. As a result, the score was 4-0 in their favour.

In the Ladies Match, Oxford were the favoured team, being Ladies National and BUSA winners to the 5th (National) and 3rd (BUSA) results of Cambridge. However, in a repeat of last year, the Cambridge Ladies showed better seamanship in making the transition from Firefly sailing to the different momentum and sail-trimming characteristics of the 21ft Elliots. So they ran out victors with an emphatic score of 4-1.

A big thank you to the Race Officers (headed by Sam Jenkins) and the Umpires, and to Weymouth SC for hosting an excellent after-match reception and dinner. And congratulations to Meli Besse of Oxford for organising what turned out to be a Varsity Match of the finest vintage.

Salcombe Gin sponsorship enlivened the reception and good sponsorship from the graduate job-finding support company, Interview Advantage, kept student costs within reasonable bounds.

Related Articles

Team racing friends & rivals to reunite in Newport
For New York Yacht Club's trio of Team Race Regattas The same things that make interclub team racing so engrossing—the close-quarters racing, the shared boats, the post-race social activity—are the same things that made it particularly vulnerable to Covid protocols in 2020. Posted on 30 Jul
How Sea Sure came to make the Firefly rudder stock
The team racing flights of Fireflys get put through a lot! For those of you that have tried your hand at Team Racing, you will know that those poor flights of Fireflys get put through a lot! Posted on 26 Jul
2021 Optimist Team Racing Worlds overall
The Italian flag flies high over Riva del Garda The Italian flag flies high over Riva del Garda, to celebrate the Team Racing Optimist World Champions that, once again, has been won by Team Italy. Posted on 6 Jul
2021 Optimist Team Racing Worlds day 1
75 races completed on the first day A change of pace in Riva del Garda for the Optimist World Championship, where the three qualifying days concluded yesterday for the individual World Championship gave way to the first of two exciting days of Team Racing. Posted on 5 Jul
Inaugural National Women's Invitational Team Race
Exceptional competition at Corinthian Yacht Club's event Corinthian Yacht Club's first National Women's Invitational Team Race for the Thayer Trophy attracted six teams from across the East Coast and as far as San Diego to compete in a three-versus-three boat format, in keelboats with spinnakers Posted on 30 Jun
Eric Twiname Team Racing Champs applications open
The event's is set to return to Oxford Sailing Club this autumn Applications for entry to the 2021 RYA Eric Twiname Youth and Junior Team Racing Championships are open ahead of the event's return to Oxford Sailing Club this autumn. Posted on 26 Jun
RYA/BUSA Women's Team Racing Championship
Was is best that the legendary evening social was not able to happen? Glorious weather conditions greeted the competitors in the RYA/BUSA Women's Team Racing Championships at Rutland, and with the knowledge that the Sunday forecast was less than perfect, the race team were keen to get a lot of sailing in. Posted on 16 Jun
2021 NYYC Women's 2v2 Team Race
New York Yacht Club claims inaugural title With a potent combination of boatspeed, tactical acumen and team racing skills, the New York Yacht Club team strung together 13 straight victories en route to a win in the inaugural Women's 2v2 Team Race. Posted on 24 May
2021 NYYC Women's 2v2 Team Race preview
Top women sailors converge on Newport Top women sailors from around the country are en route to Rhode Island for the New York Yacht Club's inaugural Women's 2v2 Team Race, which will be sailed out of the New York Yacht Club Harbour Court this coming Saturday and Sunday. Posted on 21 May
Alternate reality
Is the Paris 2024 10th medal hammering a square peg in a round hole? This time 40 years ago the drummer Nick Mason released an album called Fictitious Sports. As with his band Pink Floyd, Hipgnosis were called upon for the album art, creating the image you see above, which seemed apt as an intro for this editorial. Posted on 3 May